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This forum need advanced search features.

Postby Splint » 02 Dec 2011

Just getting a little off topic here, I think the people behind this forum need to add advanced search functionality to the forum. As it stands, users cannot even use quotation marks to do boolean searches.

The features in this document should be standard on this (or any) forum. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib ... oolean.pdf

Advanced search functionality would be a great benefit and save on repeated posts.

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Re: This forum need advanced search features.

Postby TJ » 02 Dec 2011

Splint wrote:Just getting a little off topic here, I think the people behind this forum need to add advanced search functionality to the forum. As it stands, users cannot even use quotation marks to do boolean searches.

The features in this document should be standard on this (or any) forum. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib ... oolean.pdf

Advanced search functionality would be a great benefit and save on repeated posts.

Thanks


If you leave the search box empty, and click on the spyglass next to it,
you will be led to the advanced search page.

search.php
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Re: This forum need advanced search features.

Postby JoshM » 03 Dec 2011

Splint wrote:Just getting a little off topic here, I think the people behind this forum need to add advanced search functionality to the forum. As it stands, users cannot even use quotation marks to do boolean searches.

True. But you can use Google for that by including the "site:https://www.multicharts.com/" segment in the Google search, which restricts searching only on MultiCharts.com for your search query. I prefer using that approach instead of using the forum search functions, since the Google results are often more relevant/better.

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Re: This forum need advanced search features.

Postby ABC » 03 Dec 2011

TJ wrote:If you leave the search box empty, and click on the spyglass next to it,
you will be led to the advanced search page.

search.php


Some of the advanced search page content doesn't come up when using Firefox - the search field is missing. If this could be fixed, it would be great. It works fine with IE and Opera.

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Re: This forum need advanced search features.

Postby TJ » 03 Dec 2011

JoshM wrote:
Splint wrote:Just getting a little off topic here, I think the people behind this forum need to add advanced search functionality to the forum. As it stands, users cannot even use quotation marks to do boolean searches.

True. But you can use Google for that by including the "site:https://www.multicharts.com/" segment in the Google search, which restricts searching only on MultiCharts.com for your search query. I prefer using that approach instead of using the forum search functions, since the Google results are often more relevant/better.

Regards,
Josh


site:https://www.multicharts.com/ <...type in your keywords here...>

This is by far the best way to search.


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